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  • License repeal effort begins

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Two New Mexico lawmakers have launched a new effort to repeal a state law that allows immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally to obtain driver’s licenses.

    Rep. Paul Pacheco, R-Albuquerque, and Rep.-elect Andy Nunez, R-Hatch, made a proposal Tuesday just as Republicans were preparing to take control of the House and Gov. Susana Martinez is set to start a second term following her landslide re-election victory.

  • BREAKING - Abeyta, Martinez, Lovato Pacheco facing opposition

    On Tuesday several candidates filed for upcoming seats on the Las Vegas City School board and West Las Vegas School Board.

    Las Vegas City Schools incumbent Gloria Lovato Pacheco will face off against Leonard Padilla while incumbent board member Luis Ortiz will try to keep his seat against the competition of Robert Duran III. Board member Leroy Lujan is running unopposed. Dennis Romero and Paul Griego are vying for Felix Alderete's seat.

  • West questions expenditures

    Several members of the West Las Vegas School board are unhappy over the way Rio Gallinas School is being operated, and they made their concerns known publicly.

    In a board meeting late last week, board members asked that the local charter school under the school scrutiny become more open with the district and keep them abreast of their actions.

    “We were more surprised with some things that are taking place at the charter school,” board member Marvin Martinez said.

  • Clowning Around - Building faith through laughter

    Normally you see clowns under the big top of a circus or at a parade, but for roughly 30 people this past Sunday, mass was about laughter, religion and lessons.

  • Business owner warns of scam

    Las Vegas Optic

    When she received the call over the weekend, Roberta Romero knew that something wasn’t right.

    The caller pretended to be a PNM technician and told Romero, of Romero’s Automotive, that she would need to provide a bank account or debit card number in order to avoid having her electrical service disconnected.

    She was asked to call a 1-800 number, and when she did, the voice on the other end said she had reached PNM and asked her to hold.

  • What plunging oil prices mean for you

    By Jonathan Fahey
    AP Energy Writer

    NEW YORK — The price of oil has fallen by nearly half in just six months, a surprising and steep plunge that has consumers cheering, producers howling and economists wringing their hands over whether this is a good or bad thing.

    The price of a barrel of oil is just under $56, down from a summer high of $107, and lower than at any time since the U.S. was still in recession in the spring of 2009.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Dec. 17, 2014

    The Associated Press
     

  • FYI - News - Dec. 17, 2014

    Beginning Jan. 5, citations will be heard in San Miguel County Magistrate Court only from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 17

    In 1964
    Tuesday, Dec. 15 — A seasonal business with a product that everybody wants is the subject of an article by Marcella Powers in the December New Mexico Magazine. The Christmas tree industry in this country amounts to $22.5 million for the tree grower; $41.33 million to the wholesaler; and $96 million to the retailer. In New Mexico, the area around Mora with its heavily timbered hills, and altitudes from 5,000 to 13,000 feet, is well-suited for evergreen cultivation.

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 17, 2014

    115th Christmas Bird Count
    The bird count will meet at Charlie’s Bakery and Cafe at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20. For more information, contact Chris and Cassidy Ruge at chrisruge1971@gmail.com or 429-7744.